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South African Data Prices Static for Two Years but Consumers not Flocking to Cheapest Product Offering

Almost half of the South African population is still not using the Internet although the major service providers have changed their data strategies. A major factor for this could be the high cost of data products and smartphone devices. The supply...

Disentangling the Broadband Divide in Rwanda: Supply-side vs Demand-side

The Rwandan telecommunications sector has shown particularly strong growth in recent years, due to a vibrant economy and championing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the highest level. ICT is a central engine to driving Rwan...

Internet Use Barriers and User Strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda

Affordability is cited as one of the biggest challenges to Internet uptake and use. Some service providers and users of over-the top (OTT) platforms and applications have devised strategies that allow the OTT services to be used as communication s...

Dominant Operators' Data Prices Remain Static while SA Struggles to Get and Stay Online

Almost half of South Africans (47%) over the age of 15 years do not use the Internet. After collecting information on the access and use of ICTs in nine African countries, the Survey identifies the affordability of devices and data services as the...

Botswana Telecommunications Limp a Decade after Policy changes

The telecommunication market in Botswana has experienced significant policy and regulatory changes over the last decade, which have not led to mobile market price reductions as expected. While the country seems to not have benefitted from the heav...

Top Operators for Personalised Prepaid Products

Pent up demand for internet service has driven strong growth in data revenues for operators throughout Africa. Traditional voice and SMS revenues have, in turn, been shrinking but have yet to lose their significance. Operators are launching promot...

Rise of the Underdogs - South Africa's Smaller Operators Increase Contract Values

A year on from the mid-contract price increases by Vodacom, MTN and Cell C that disgruntled many consumers, we reflect on the post-paid market in South Africa to see what has transpired: • The value offered by South Africa’s smaller operators has...

Visualisation and Mapping does not Compensate for Poor Data

Collecting and building a reliable and up to date price database that captures the real costs of data products is a significant component of policy formulation, as prices are a crucial component in assessing affordability and benchmarking exercise...

The State of ICT in Mozambique 2018

Mozambique has a challenging path ahead if it is to realise the full potential of the ICT sector in developing its economy and to make progress on the information communication technology targets that are intended as enabling the achievement of th...

The State of ICT in Uganda

In line with global commitments to improve digital inclusion and to realise the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Government of Uganda has committed the country to developing a digital vision for Uganda. It aims to build a digitally-enab...

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